Innovative, green and inclusive
The demand for sustainable meetings and the conscientious use of resources at events plays a strong role in the choice of destination. It’s a good thing that Hamburg is ideally positioned here. As a green metropolis, Hamburg offers the perfect setting for planning environmentally friendly events. Hamburg was already awarded the title “European Green Capital” in 2011. This distinction is awarded by the European Commission to cities that make exemplary progress in environmental protection.
The MICE sector is also developing strongly: more and more hotels and service providers are training their staff in the area of sustainability or have themselves certified according to the international Green Globe environmental standard. Meeting options range from sustainable transport and accommodation concepts to green venues and catering. The recently renovated CCH – Congress Center Hamburg has also committed itself to responsible action and meets the latest sustainability standards.
Sustainable hotels, service providers and locations
In Hamburg you will find a number of hotels, locations and restaurants that are climate-friendly and place an emphasis on biodynamic, fair and regional products. Many of them support social projects and are committed to sustainability in their work culture as well. Inclusion is a matter of course in Hamburg, a city that has been cosmopolitan for centuries.
One of our recommendations is Green Events Hamburg, an open, participative and future-oriented network that promotes ecologically and socially responsible events. In addition to a comprehensive guide, you will also find there an extensive network of sustainable partners for all event sectors in Hamburg.
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Sustainable travel in Hamburg
Short distances between conference hotels, venues, sights and cultural hotspots as well as the city’s excellent public infrastructure have a positive impact on the city’s eco-balance, as CO₂intensive transfers are avoided. In cooperation with the Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (hvv), the Hamburg Convention Bureau offers a special ticket for congresses, conferences and seminars that allows participants to use all of Hamburg’s public transport at low cost and in a climate-friendly way.
In addition to the discounted public transport ticket, congress participants can use the free Hamburg Tourismus App and purchase the integrated Hamburg CARD Green. With this service, congress delegates can move around Hamburg comfortably and in a resource-saving way and take advantage of over 150 ecologically & socially sustainable offers! In this way, your delegates become sustainability-conscious tourists who travel through Hamburg comfortably, inexpensively and green.
Further information on mobility offers in Hamburg can be found here.
Sustainability is the driving force behind many innovations in the city, and many new venues offer planners a wealth of green meeting options.
Hamburg also has a fast-growing and highly regarded renewable energy sector – the city is a leader in hydrogen and has three refuelling stations with hydrogen produced exclusively from wind energy.
The Hamburg metropolitan region is one of the most important centres for renewable energies in Europe. In expert circles and beyond, Hamburg is considered the international capital of wind energy. Two thirds of the world’s wind energy know-how is now located in and around Hamburg.
We do not see sustainability as a trend or something that is “in” at the moment. Sustainability is a process for us and our city. It is a path that we have chosen and that we pursue stringently. Many of our service providers see it the same way. Hamburg offers you ideal sustainable solutions for your event.